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Nov 16, 2012 12:00pm EST
place the blame on president obama. >> all right. thank you, maggie. appreciate it. >>> now to white house correspondent briana keiller. briana is talking about the four congressional leaders who were called to the meeting to the white house, calling it constructive. so, briana, that's a word that they use all the time. it doesn't really reveal very much. do we think there was any movement at all, any willingness to work together? >> i think so. maybe they do use that word a lot or they say productive, but i saw something today at the white house that i'm not sure that i have ever seen before, and that is the four of them standing together at a mai microphone trying to inspire some confidence that they're going to move forward with this and do so not in a way that really takes it to the edge. you heard from leader reid. he said we're not going to wait until the last day in december. leader pelosi said before christmas that she wants to inspire confidence in the markets and in consumers, so listen to what all four of them said. some pretty positive notes they were sounding. >> we had
CNN
Nov 18, 2012 10:00pm EST
these things. >> listen, will, president obama is not handing out gifts. all right. he is being a president. now the only thing i found really consistent with this is that romney has been ehe is not rnlly hating on half the country for almost two years. i didn't necessarily find his comments out of line with everything else he has talked about. we have been characterizing them as gaffs. this is how he is. he believes half the country is a bunch of moochers. what is interesting, if you strip away the areas, urban areas, predominantly minority, he still lost a whole bunch of white people too. the man is refusing to take personal responsibility, which is the height of irony when you think about what he talked about with the 47% much the people not being responsible for their own lives. here, he lost an election mostly because of the fact that he was a bad option. the gop knows he was a bad option. that's why they fought him so hard during primary. he was a bad choice. but they ended up with him. reluctantly had to get behind him. now what you are seeing is the chickens coming home to
CNN
Nov 12, 2012 9:00am EST
employees or hiring freezes because of obama care. >> right. because according to employers like that, it's going to cost these businesses that much more, albeit with affects only about 3% of businesses. still, obama care is already changing the way those businesses hire. and it's not necessarily for the better. so under obama care businesses with 50 or more employees, they've got a choice. they could either hire full-time employees and give them health insurance or face a fine of $40,000 plus $2,000 for each additional worker past 50. what some businesses are doing is they're limiting schedules for hourly workers to below 30 hours a week. meaning they're moving toward hiring part-time workers instead of full-time ones because it would cost them too much. it's something that's really affecting the service industry meaning restaurants and hotels that rely on a high turnover workforce and typically haven't offered health insurance in the past. darden restaurants, the parent company of olive garden and red lobster, reportedly is trying out a plan to hire part-time workers in some of
CNN
Nov 17, 2012 11:00am PST
we've got to do it. mr. obama is not right. i'm not a fan of mr. obama, i didn't vote for him, but he's right. it's not complex arithmetic, we have to get more money in the system. >> he said that, there were people who agreed with the approach even though they didn't agree with him. >> i think the republicans have a decision today. they need to decide whether they're going to stay and protect the wealthiest americans from participating in this challenge that we have and if they do that, then we have no other choice but to go into next year when all of the bush tax cuts expire and start over. i don't want to do that. i don't think we should do that, but that's what they could force us to do. >> your response to that. >> i think we may very well have to do that and i don't understand for the life of me why the republican party to which i have belonged a lot longer than most of the people in congress, is so adamant about protecting the wealthiest people in the country. most of those people are democrats, anyway. we have to get more tax revenue. in my neighborhood, many people have tw
CNN
Nov 12, 2012 1:00am PST
right on, because being on the ground, everybody underestimated the obama ground campaign and the romney people were calling automatic phone calls saying, hey, we need you to pick up and support our campaign. the obama campaign had offices in the communities for years and i see that you have not voted. if you go and vote, we will take your name off or find a way to get you to the polls and vote and they were talking about gop tv and politics and i realized they were getting people to the polls and reaching people personally, al. >> right. let me say this, president obama received 12 million less votes this year than he did in 2008. mitt romney got almost 3 million votes less than john mccain did. this election, and you could come up with a lot of arguments as to why mitt romney didn't win. i thought he left it all on the playing field, and i thought he did as well as he could give given the circumstances. but the truth of the matter is that we couldn't come up with enough votes to win. >> patrick, it is not just about the candidate or putting a candidate that has a, you know, an h
CNN
Nov 15, 2012 12:00pm EST
, call 1-888-xarelto or visit goxarelto.com. >>> president obama is in new york right now getting an up close look at the damage from hurricane sandy. he is currently speaking with storm victims. we expect to hear from him shortly. as soon as he does, we'll bring it to you live. the white house says the president plans to meet with local officials, first responders, and, of course, the families who are struggling to put their lives back together. our victor blackwell has been talking to some of those folks on staten island. victor, what is their reaction to the president visiting now? are they impressed? do they care? are they emotional? the first thing we hear is we're happy the president is coming. the second thing is if the president comes, we need him to promise more support. other people say when he comes this time, i want abled bodies and machines and equipment. they want support like they're seeing here at the salvation army. >> there are other location that is hand out food and water and baby supplies and cleaning supplies. you know, the president will be speaking on cedar grove
CNN
Nov 15, 2012 11:00am PST
. >> all right. president barack obama there on staten island. the second visit to the region after superstorm sandy reiter e reiterating that the federal government will be there in the complete rebuilding of this region devastated by that storm. there he is with the governor of new york and also homeland security chief janet napolitano and senators chuck schumer also there as well as the new york city mayor michael bloomberg. you heard the president there also talking about poignant moment with the moore family and many people recall their two sons swept away and he talked about what's been a very emotional visit to the staten island area, but also a kind of reaffirms that resolve that the federal government will be there as best it can in the rebuilding process. our victor blackwell is there, also, in staten island outside of recovery center. so victor, give me an idea what the reception has been like for the president's second now visit, the first post-re-election there to staten island. >> reporter: well, i think the president today said what the people in the community wanted
CNN
Nov 14, 2012 9:00am PST
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CNN
Nov 12, 2012 1:00am EST
reaching people personally, al. >> right. let me say this, president obama received 12 million less votes this year than he did in 2008. mitt romney got almost 3 million votes less than john mccain did. this election, and you could come up with a lot of arguments as to why mitt romney didn't win. i thought he left it all on the playing field and he did as well as he could give ten circumstances. but the truth of the matter is that we couldn't come up with enough votes to win. >> patrick, it is not just about the candidate or putting a candidate that has a, you know, hispanic last name or the minority on the ticket. you said that you not only had that problem, but you have -- >> an angry white man problem. >> angry white man problem. >> i don't want to discredit marco rubio for just saying that he is and up and comer, because he is hispanic, and he is up and comer to look into the camera and express a conservative viewpoint without being angry or saying the word rape quite frankly. he connects with people and the fact that he is a cuban america american is a plus, but it is not the reason
CNN
Nov 17, 2012 12:00pm EST
. >>> rights now president obama is on his way to thailand. it's the first stop of the three nation tour of asia. tomorrow the president is scheduled to meet with taiwan's king, prime minister and the u.s. embassy staff in bangkok. then he is on to minima, a country that no u.s. president has visited before. then he'll head to cambodia for the east asia summit. come new year's day, america could face a $7 trillion nightmare. a series of tax increases and major spending cuts will go into effect unless the white house and capitol hill reach a deal. cnn's political editor paul ste steinhouser is gauging what the public is saying about the fiscal cliff. paul? >> the clock is ticking on avoiding the fiscal cliff. the president, as he sat down at the white house friday with top congressional leaders from both parties. americans agree in a poll that it is extremely or very important for the president and congress to reach a deal. >> i believe we can do this and avert the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: and that's what most people want. they say that republicans and democrats should compromise to pre
CNN
Nov 14, 2012 9:00am EST
, that's when we're -- 1:30 pm, i should say, that's when the president starts speaking. >> that's right. >> brianna keilar, thank you. >>> a corporate meeting, president obama along with joe biden, are hosting a ceo summit from some of the nation's top companies. you may not know their names but you probably heard of the companies they lead. ford, procter & gamble, walmart, just to name a few. because of new laws like wall street reform and obamacare have strained relationships. >>> john mcafee is on the run from police and he says if they get him, they'll kill him. g... a new way to save on your prescriptions. it's the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. with this plan, you can get copays as low as a dollar through a preferred network pharmacy like walgreens -- where you'll find 8,000 convenient locations. best of all, this plan has the lowest part d premium in the united states -- only $15 a month. open enrollment ends december 7th. so call today or visit your local walgreens. with the fidelity stock screener, you can try strategies from independent experts and see
CNN
Nov 15, 2012 9:00am EST
little bit in control. >>> right now, president obama is on his way to get a firsthand look at sandy's destruction in new york city. he'll also meet with families still trying to recover. yesterday, the president talked about the superstorm and he also talked about climate change. . >> have been an extraordinarily large number of severe weather events here in north america, but also around the globe. and i am a firm believer that climate change is real that it is impacted by human behavior, and carbon emissions. and as a consequence, i think we've got an obligation to future generations to do something about it. >> he says he's going to sit down with a burge of experts and try to come up with ways to protect our planet. victor blackwell is in staten island, victor, goo morning. i don't suppose people who have like damaged homes from superstorm sandy are thinking much about climate change at the moment though. >> no. maybe that conversation will come, carol, but not today. they're talking about the people who have died in this community. they're talking about this, their businesses and
CNN
Nov 13, 2012 9:00am EST
saw coal stocks sell off right after election day. now coal production hit a historical high in 2008. it tumbled a year later but stail stabilized. the reality is that it's kind of hard to blame obama for everything. utility companies have been ditching coal for natural gas, which is cheaper and cleaner and new rules go into effect in 2015 that will make coal production and coal-fired power plants even more expensive to run. those rules, by the way, carol, stem from the clean air act signed into law by richard nixon. carol? >> you don't have all bad news for us this morning, tell us about the employees of westgate resort. >> this is a real interesting one. david siegle, their ceo, threatened drastic action if president obama was re-elected. instead he is turning around and giving employees a 5% raise. he says they'll need the raise to deal with the increased cost that everyone is going to have to face as obama takes on his second term. he also says with obama re-elected, he's hoping to maintain profits with his company and growth but also admits hiring -- it's not necessarily go
CNN
Nov 18, 2012 2:00pm PST
nuclear weapon. >> how important is the relationship right now between president obama and president morsi in egypt? >> it will be critical. and as the president said in the advance of the election, he's neither at the point friend or foe. morsi has a very difficult delicate political charge, his party, the freedom of justice party comes out of the muslim brotherhood, they have an affinity with hamas. and president morsi is after his own challenges, getting his economy back on track, he's going to need significant support from the united states, the president and the congress. he's got different constituencies pulling him in opposite directions. >> to wolf in jerusalem, we all know the relationship between president obama and mr. netanyahu was challenging for the last four years. but now how much influence do you believe barack obama can have in finding a solution to the situation when he talks with benjamin netanyahu. >> i think he has a significant influence, he's just been re-elected president of the united states, and israel is very dependent in many areas on u.s. support. so tha
CNN
Nov 19, 2012 1:00am PST
soon. don? >> all right, fred, thank you very much. of course there's always politics here in the u.s. >>> mitt romney's excuse for losing the election triggered outrage. romney suggested that president obama gave huge gifts to african-americans, to hispanics and to young voters. up next, we'll hear from a senior contributor who says romney's gift remark is accurate. eóoç=Ñp >>> 5:39 in the morning. in gaza city. you're looking at live pictures now. this is from palestine tv. also live pictures you will see in a moment from reuters. of a city that probably did not get much sleep, preparing for the week and preparing for another day. it is going to be tough the next 48 hours. critical in this conflict between hamas and israel right now. live pictures from gaza city. >>> on to politics now. what a bizarre gift. mitt romney blamed his election loss on gifts. romney suggested that he lost because president obama offered gifts to african-americans, to hispanics, to young voters. gifts like health care, like contraception, and student loans. even republicans pounced on romney. new
CNN
Nov 15, 2012 2:00pm EST
right. still ahead, president barack obama meeting with sandy victims. patience runs out in the northeast. >>> we are learning of charges against a couple of bp employees now over the gulf oil spill. they've been committed to putting clients first. helping generations through tough times. good times. never taking a bailout. there when you need them. helping millions of americans over the centuries. the strength of a global financial leader. the heart of a one-to-one relationship. together for your future. ♪ >>> new details today in the oil rig disaster that cost oil giant bp billions. attorney general eric holder announced last hour that two bp officials are each charged with 22 counts of manslaughter, a third official charged with obstruction of justice in connection with the worst oil spill in history and the punishment doesn't stop there. bp will pay a record $4.5 billion fine to settle criminal charges. an explosion on bp's oil rig in the gulf of mexico killed 11 people in april of 2010. millions of barrels of oil poured in to the gulf of mexico, devastating the environmen
CNN
Nov 16, 2012 9:00am EST
president obama a liar. is he right? >> no. and that is absolutely outrageous, carol. and i think that is what is leading to this kind of protracted and ugly fight, which is exactly what the american people did not want coming out of this election. they wanted their leaders to work together and on something as important as benghazi, i think that every party leader needs to understand that they should dial it down a notch and really feg out what happened here. we're talking about the deaths of four americans. we're talking about an ten intelligence community that is under fire. that should be important to both parties. and ei agree with ron, we need o figure out what the cia knew, what general petraeus knew. it also goes to susan rice, ambassador rice and what she said, which came directly from the talking points that the intelligence community put together for her. so we all need to step back and really work together to figure out what happened here. >> the strange thing, if general petraeus is to blame when he was cia director, he's already gone. you can't exactly fire him, ron.
CNN
Nov 18, 2012 3:00pm PST
. >> willow owe. >> i'm listening, lz. >> president obama is not handing out gifts, all right? he's being a president. the only thing i found really consistent with this is that romney has been essentially hating on half of the country for almost two years. i didn't necessarily find his comments out of line with everything else he has talked b. we've been characterizing them as gaffes. i've been trying to say this is who he really is. he really believes half the country is a bunch of moochers. i think what's really interesting, if you strip away all the areas, the urban areas that's predominantly minority, right? he still lost a whole bunch of white people, too. the man is refusing to take personal responsibility, which is the height of irony when you think about what he went around and talked about with 47% of the people not being personally responsible for their own lives. here he lost an election, mostly because of the fact that he was a bad option. the gop knows he was a bad option. that's why they fought him so hard during the primary, because he was a bad choice. but they ende
CNN
Nov 17, 2012 2:00pm PST
question is really asked of every president. >> i think you're absolutely right, from truman, if you want the history, to george bush, people talked about solving the crisis. president obama actually kind of turned away from the region, from the conflict. but now there is noise to do what he can do in the second administration, not the first. it always frustrates american presidents, and if the realities remain as they are, and again, the introduction of this hamas as an element. the hamas armed by the iranians. and hamas granting iran a beachhead in the mediterranean. >> i found it very interesting, when i was speaking, somebody who knows the region very well, our very own jim clancy, covering the region for years. he said the strategy is antiquated, the way that israel is proceeding with the conflict, nobody will reach a resolution. >> well, i don't think i would put it this way. i think when the government is facing a rogue organization and the government is living under rockets and living under missiles from gaza, there is no choice but to do -- but to have these encounters and t
CNN
Nov 20, 2012 9:00am PST
united states, of president obama, over the last week for the base sick right of israel to defend itself over the cynical use of power, air power attack business hamas itself. i think the united states is in a position here to play a key role. of course the u.n. secretary-general is there. but let's face it, in the end it's the united states that has the relationships in that part of the world to bring about this kind of cease-fire. >> but, nick, does it make it difficult this go round because you have somebody like morsi of the muslim brotherhood who is aligned with hamas they have a closer relationship, we've seen that support, just didn't have that before with mubarak? >> you didn't, but in an interesting, ironic sort of way morsi, president morsi has influence with hamas and there are lots of issues that need to be decided now. tunnels between gaza and egypt sinai desert need to be shut down. i think it's clearly in the interest of the egyptians to bring this fight to a close. it may be that president mohamed morsi formerly of the muslim brotherhood would have much greater inf
CNN
Nov 15, 2012 11:00am EST
. it's billionaire warren buffett. he says as long as president obama holds firm on the wealthiest americans paying more taxes, we can just go on right over that fiscal cliff and we will not dive back into recession. how do i know this? because poppy harlow knows this. she sat down for the exclusive interview. you have the greatest access to warren. every time there's news, you seem to get it. i was looking at your interview earlier. he's very candid with you about this. this doesn't look like it's for political gain in any way. we're past the election. it's incredible what he said. >> it really surprised me. i can't think of another big-named ceo out there who feels this way about the fiscal cliff. they're all saying do not go over it, we'll plunging into recession. that's what the congressional budget office says. but buffett does want an agreement in washington. he's not saying we can go over the cliff, we'll be fine. but he's saying if we have to, we will. the president needs to take a hard line on these negotiations with republicans. he says, we need to pick country over party
CNN
Nov 11, 2012 7:00pm EST
constantcontact.com. >>> half past the hour. let's get a look at our headlines right now. today citizens across the nation pause to pay tribute and give heartfelt thanks to our military heroes. at arlington national cemetery president obama laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown. he told his gathered his administration will be village le vigilant in making sure veterans get the health care they need. >>> members of congress are expressing concerns that matters of national security may have been compromised. they question the length of the fbi probe into the general's personal affairs and why they weren't informed. that investigation began with a complaint that petraeus' mistress was sending harassing e-mails to another woman close to the general. >>> two newly reported deaths in new york have raised the death toll from sandy to 113. full-blown protests have erupted on long island with hundreds of angry residents picketing the utility provider. congressman peter king, who represents part of long island, was on cnn's "state of the union." >> life the long island public authority have failed mis
CNN
Nov 13, 2012 11:00am EST
companies, you're right. pepsi will be here, chevron will be here, xerox will be here. and some of these business leaders are folks who did support president obama in his reelection. the hope here for the white house is that some of these leaders who are actually supporting an increase in taxes for wealthier americans, some of whom would be businesses that that will perhaps give some house republicans some cover to say, okay, you know business, if some business is behind this, maybe we can go along with it. i think the white house right now feels like they have a lot of leverage i'll tell you i spoke with a republican source who didn't think the support of some of these business leaders is really going to convince the house republicans that they need to budge on increasing these tax rates. >> well, somebody's going to have to budge, right? we don't have much time left, 49 days. brianna keilar at the white house. thank you. shopping for medicare coverage? don't wait. open enrollment ends december 7th. now's the time to take action. call unitedhealthcare today. >>> welcome back. john mcafe
CNN
Nov 14, 2012 11:00am PST
help the middle class. that's president obama, he's absolutely right. that's his mandate. that's the mandate that voters gave him last week. >> we can agree to disagree on that. but i think romney campaign is now working on pulling a great tv commercial out of that run and swing state, a little late, but -- >> on the olympics. >> it was generous of the president and politically smart to reach across the aisle to his opponents. i think what republicans on the hill will hear from today, a country with a deficit saw a president today that put nothing new on the table about how to reduce that deficit and that's going to have an impact as the negotiations -- >> he did. he said here are the tax cuts. $849 billion, bush tax cuts. >> that's raising taxes. >> revenue is part of the bargain on how we get our fiscal health going. >> the president spent a ton of the press conference talking about revenue. >> we got a statement from senator john mccain, reacting to the president's news conference. i'll read it to you and to our viewers. it is very specific. i have always said that the buck st
CNN
Nov 16, 2012 9:00am PST
meeting. she said president obama told benjamin netanyahu that he understands israel's right to self-defense in light of countless rocket attacks on israeli civilians being launched from gaza. the president urged that prime minister netanyahu make every effort to avoid civilian casualties. do we think this administration has were leverage in making sure that happens? >> i mean, the israelis really feel that they have gone too far. they simply could not hold back from defending themselves because of the hundreds of attacks. trying to stop that, trying to tell israel not to defend itself is really impossible, but that said, the danger of this, of course escalation and all-out war is really very high. that's why this administration is trying to, you know, urge both sides to stop. it's obviously not being very successful. >> you know, tony blair has put a lot of political capital in this trying to come up with a peace agreement for the middle east. he spoke about this recently, what he sees is happening. i want to play a little bit for you. >> the single thing that's most important strai
CNN
Nov 18, 2012 10:00pm PST
now. you can see the media gathered outside there. we are expecting to see mr. obama emerge from that door there which is on the right of your screen which we can see. somewhere behind that curtain is president obama. he should be emerging soon to make comments. this will be a brief statement about his meeting. she's described as the nelson mandela of asia. it's been a historic meeting in that house where she spent many years under house arrest. we'll continue to keep a close eye on the situation in myanmar. we'll take a short break. back soon. as station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high praise. volt received the j.d. power and associates appeal award two years in a row. ♪ in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern histo
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Nov 14, 2012 12:00pm EST
right. fran townsend, thank you for break it down for us. appreciate it. >>> well, president obama's news conference likely going to be dominated by questions about the latest scandals. there's still a large looming issue of the fiscal cliff. we have to take a look at what democrats and republicans can actually find some common ground. plus, who is jill kelly? we have new information about the woman tied to the downfall of america's top spy chief. and -- >> i didn't go to iraq with 60 marines that just wanted to go down and level a city. i went with 60 marines that wanted to improve a city, so why would it stop overseas? >> how one veteran is helping others with his war dance. oh, let me guess --ou see this? more washington gridlock. no, it's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that's a big part of our retirement. oh, no, it's dividends, too. the rate on our dividends would more than double. but we depend on our dividends to help pay our bills. we worked hard to save. well, the president and congress have got to work together to
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Nov 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
president obama said he is actively working with all parties involved to try to stop the missile attacks. he also said he fully supports israel's right to defend itself. some said the president has been indifferent. i spoke with a senior fellow last night. >> can't afford to ignore this conflict. because we look back on the last four years, and the indifference, if you will, of the obama administration to what's happening on the west bank in gaza. and is i think we are -- there will there be pressure from jipts, there will be pressure from turkey, there will be pressure from qatar, the three countries most sympathetic to ham hamas. there will be pressure to produce some kind of settlement. >> let's bring in cnn contributorses, will cain, elzy granderson. elzy, you're first. is president obama being indifferent? does the white house need to do more? >> i don't understand how someone can consider the white house being indifferent when this administration has given more money to israel than any other administration before it. i don't understand how you can consider this president to be indi
CNN
Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST
just want to ask you a question about president obama. he has dipped his toe into this conflict but he is in cambodia right now. he's not in washington. some say he ought to be back in washington dealing with this situation instead of taking a tour of asia. what are you hearing? >> reporter: well, the trip to asia is long planned. obviously he has important interests in that part of the world as well. having covered the president, i was a white house correspondent when bill clinton was president, look, wherever he is in the world, he's got people with him. his national security advisers, he can communicate, he's on the phone whether from air force one or a hotel or wherever he is. he's got secure communications. i'm sure he's on top of this development. the u.s. has critically important interests in the middle east with the israelis and the arabs. i'm sure the president is all over this even as he's engaging in his asian tour. would he have more time if he were just in washington at the white house? obviously. but i think he's all over it. he's got his people, top national security adv
CNN
Nov 19, 2012 9:00am PST
of them are pretty empty, suzanne. >> all right. fred, thank you very much. appreciate it. >>> another major story that we are watching today. >> thank you. thank you. >> president obama gets a round of applause during his history-making event to myanmar. he is the first sitting u.s. president to visit the country, also known as burma. for decades myanmar was cut off from the world because of its repressive military regime, but a reform movement now underway in a speech at the university president obama urged myanmar to continue its reforms. he met with nobel prize winner aung san suu kyi. >> i want to make a pledge to the people of this country that i am confident we can keep, and that is if we see continued progress towards reform, our bilateral ties will grow stronger, and we will do whatever we can to help insure success. >> the president arriveed in myanmar. he is now in cambodia for the east asia summit. >>> the two sides have been fighting this long and so violently, can they find peace? we'll talk to former diplomat james ruben about what worked when president bill
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Nov 20, 2012 6:00am PST
israel is not really complaining. >> interesting to watch. >> when they said president obama could not work with netanyahu, it's interesting to see them work on a peace deal. >> nice to have you with us, dana, as always. >>> "newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. see you back here tomorrow morning. hey, carol. >>> good morning. thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we begin with breaking news. a possible cease fire about to take hold in the israel/gaza conflict. the news comes from egypt's president, trying to broker a truce. minutes ago he declared that israel will soon halt its air strikes on gaza. along egypt's border with gaza, reza sayeh. tell us more. >> reporter: we don't want to jump to conclusions. we should be very cautious. there are growing signs from where we are standing in egypt that there could a closing in on a truce or cease fire. latest sign is a statement made by egyptian president mohamed morsi, according to state tv. he said that, quote, israeli gra aggression would end on tuesday. that, of course, is today. that's consistent with
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the whole world is watching. but the big question right now is will washington do something to stop it? we'll talk to one of the leading voices on the nation's debt, former senator alan simpson. the co-chair of president obama's debt commission, but, first -- >> on the heels of veterans day, we're putting veterans in focus this week, including a colonel who is the first double amputee to command an army post. he embodies the sacrifices and triumphs of our veterans. meet colonel gregory goetzen. >> may 7th, 2007, my vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in baghdad, iraq. i remember the explosion very clearly. it is something i'll never forget and over the next two weeks i would lose my legs above the knee. when i came home, of course, wounded, that was -- that was a new experience for me. i had never come home without my troops. i really felt alone. i did say absolutely enough is enough. it was -- not that i got to a point where i felt like i was going to take my life or anything like that, but i just didn't want to be a burden on anyone. i just wanted to just crawl in my hole and ki
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